ISSN (print) 1995-2732
ISSN (online) 2412-9003




A comprehensive analysis of the equipment and pro-cesses currently utilized by major opencast mining sites shows a growing number of issues that require novel solutions. As the mining works progress, it leads to longer haulage routes, which consequently requires a greater hauling capacity. Increased mine dump truck capacity can affect the ratio between shovel bucket capacity and truck capacity creating a lot of other issues. Being able to haul ore from the depth becomes the biggest issue in deep mining. At this time the problem of lifting rock from bottom lifts with a good energy efficiency, minimum air pollution and the lack of stationary or semi-stationary structures or transport infrastructure in the pit area has not been resolved. In some cases due to environmental issues caused by automobile transport running deep in the pit the mine operator is forced to launch underground operations even before the pit has reached its cost-effective depth. This is what makes it more and more important to come up with a new open pit mining technology that would offer energy efficiency, envi-ronmental sustainability and flexibility, require minimum excavation and cause minimum air pollution, ensure maximum energy efficiency of the rock hoisting and require no stationary (or semi-stationary) structures or transport infrastructure in the pit area. For container-type transportation systems used in open pit mining, a machine is proposed that is designed to carry containers from shovels to a transfer point. The benefits of using such machinery include reduced cost of downtime and increased efficiency of shovels. The proposed machine has an articulated frame design ensuring an excellent maneuverability.


Container, capture, transport distance, tow truck, frame, durability, hydraulic system.

Andrey V. Efimov – Postgraduate Student

Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Viktor P. Chernov – D.Sc. (Eng.), Professor

Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

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